World Cities City Worlds

Author: William Solesbury
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783060085
Size: 72.59 MB
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World Cities, City Worlds is about how we make sense of cities, those extraordinary places where half the world’s population now lives. It explores ways of seeing, experiencing and thinking about how cities work, how they change and what makes city life tick. Within the book, William Solesbury explores three particular ways of framing cities – through metaphors, icons and perspectives – and, taking six iconic cities (Venice, Mumbai, New York, Tokyo, Paris and Los Angeles), he explores the lure of cities within that context. To make sense of cities, to understand and use them, we need to delve below the surface of the familiar appearance of cities and the commonplace sensations of everyday city life. World Cities, City Worldsprovides fresh insights into cities and city life, from both the past and modern times. It takes us on an exploration of world cities, leading us to new ways of thinking about how cities work.

Mass Transit

Author: Gale Group
Size: 67.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Size: 57.57 MB
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Penang Trams Trolleybuses Railways

Author: Ric Francis
Publisher: Areca Books
ISBN: 9789834283407
Size: 73.99 MB
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"Which city once had the smallest trolley-bus in the world? Where do you find the first funicular railway in Southeast Asia? How do you recognize a trolley-bus pole? Where is Tramway Road?" "With over 100 old photographs, maps and illustrations, this book gives an overview of the various forms of public transport used in George Town from 1880s to 1963, and the role this transport played in the development of the growth of George Town and Penang." "Penang was one of the first urban centres in Southeast Asia to operate steam trams, horse trams, electric trams and trolleybuses. When the Municipal Commission established its own electric supply, it took over the tram service and started the electric trams in George Town in 1906. This gave the local population excellent public transport around George Town, with one line going up to Ayer Itam. In the late 1920s, the Municipality replaced trams with trolley-buses, experimenting for a while with re-conditioned double-deckers from London Transport!" "The Municipality also operated two railways - firstly, the Penang Hill Railway which was considered an engineering marvel when it was first built, and secondly, the electric railway which transported supplies and tin ingots for Penang's foremost smelting works."--BOOK JACKET.

Underground Overground

Author: Andrew Martin
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847658075
Size: 39.40 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Why is the Victoria Line so hot? What is an Electrical Multiple Unit? Is it really possible to ride from King's Cross to King's Cross on the Circle line? The London Underground is the oldest, most sprawling and illogical metropolitan transport system in the world, the result of a series of botch-jobs and improvisations.Yet it transports over one billion passengers every year - and this figure is rising. It is iconic, recognised the world over, and loved and despised by Londoners in equal measure. Blending reportage, humour and personal encounters, Andrew Martin embarks on a wonderfully engaging social history of London's underground railway system (which despite its name, is in fact fifty-five per cent overground). Underground, Overground is a highly enjoyable, witty and informative history of everything you need to know about the Tube.

Michael Brein S Guide To Paris By The Metro

Author: Michael Brein, Ph.D.
Publisher: Michael Brein, Inc.
ISBN: 1886590427
Size: 39.58 MB
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Michael Brein's travel guides make city public transport simple. Maps include how to get to the top 50 sights in the area by public transit, ultra- large transit maps, detailed mini-area maps of attractions, and instructions on how to get to places.

Michael Brein S Guide To Vienna By The U Bahn

Author: Michael Brein, Ph.D.
Publisher: Michael Brein, Inc.
ISBN: 1886590125
Size: 36.35 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the ‘full’ expanded desktop PDF version of MIchael Brein's Travel Guide to Vienna which includes an ultra-large, zoomable official map of Vienna's subway (U-Bahn) and S-Bahn (suburban rail) system with embedded links to visitor attractions. This version of the Vienna guide is optimized for desktops and tablets. A 'lite' version ($3.99) for mobile devices is also available but without these special features of the 'full' expanded edition. Michael Brein’s Vienna Travel Guide helps you get to the city's top 50 visitor attractions easily and cheaply using Vienna’s excellent U- and S-Bahn subway/rail system. From the giant ferris wheel to the Schonbrunn Palace, with this ultra simple guide you have all you need to discover and get to Vienna’s 50 top points of interest or Vienna’s top 10 "Must See" attractions if you have limited time. The guide also helps you find the nearest subway/rail station and which lines to take; see how to exit the station and walk to the attraction; note other nearby points of interest; view the attraction's location on the official Vienna U- and S-Bahn system map; and get to attractions without needing wireless internet access. Michael Brein’s Vienna Travel Guide is compact, concise, and comprehensive and is so simple and convenient to use--it is really all you need on your mobile device to get to all of Vienna’s top sights. And since it's based on Michael Brein’s acclaimed travel guide series to sightseeing by public transportation, it's the simplest way to get around the world's big cities. Similar guides to London, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Chicago, Berlin, Paris, Washington, DC, and other cities are also available, and others are planned.